Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21765
WordPerfect Install Error
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:07 EDT
Upon installing a Red Hat Custom installation on a Pentium 100 system with
all broad package categories selected except for Laptop Support and Games,
I cannot get WordPerfect 8.0 to install. As root user, I successfully
copied the GUILG00.GZ file to its own /WP directory (after several attempts
at using /usr/local/wp, and /home/<user> directories with the same result).
I can successfully gunzip and untar the files. I end up with Runme, Readme
and about 6-8 other files. When I ./Runme, the files start extracting.
Midway through I get an error message similar to : ./install.wp/
....[10-16] expecting integer.
Then I get several screenfuls of chmod: /shlib/ blah blah : File or
directory not found.
Then it reaches 100% and asks for a destination directory which it rejects.
I end up with Readme, Runme and about 6-8 *.bk files which I can't get
anything to work.
I know the WP binaries are not corrupted because I tried my other WP8 cdrom
and the same exact thing happens.
Is there a library problem. Should I install an older lib package and how
would I go about this?
This is not a Linux bug. About the only thing I can suggest is that Word
Perfect, being a binary-only proprietary package is built with older
library packages. You'll likely have to install older libs to get it to
work. I recommend contacting Corel for tech support, or trying one of
the Red Hat public mailing lists (guinness-list) where someone else may
have solved this problem already.